For decades, the JCC has been my Jewish home. As my six children grew up, we filled the tiny old building in Cherry Hill, NJ. Although the pool had only four short lanes and the showers in the women's locker room turned scalding whenever a toilet flushed, my children ran through the building as if they owned it. They adored preschool there, and I met some of my still-best friends as we trailed behind our kids in mommy-and-me classes.
Now our JCC is ensconced in a bigger, more beautiful building, but the warmth and welcome are the same. I work as an SAT tutor during evenings and weekends,... Read More